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Celebrating Nurses Week 2020

Nurses Week 2020
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When is Nurses Week 2020?

National Nursing Week always occurs from the Monday to the Sunday of Florence Nightingale’s birthday that’s on May 12. This week pays tribute to the heroic and dedicated work of a healthcare worker. These two weeks also increase awareness among people and bring to light all the contributions nurses make in the healthcare sector.

History of National Nurses Week:

According to Canadian Nurses Association, in 1971, ICN designated May 12, the birthday of nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale, as International Nurses Day. In 1985, CNA members passed a resolution to begin negotiations with the federal government to have the week containing May 12 proclaimed as National Nurses Week annually. Soon after, the federal minister of health proclaimed the second week of May as National Nurses Week. In 1993, the name was changed to National Nursing Week to emphasize the profession’s accomplishments as a discipline.

How are we celebrating National Nurses Week at Silvert’s?

At Silvert’s, we value the exceptional service our healthcare workers are providing during this difficult period caused by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Our healthcare workers, nurses, medical staff, they are all the fighting the battle from the frontlines.

We are honoring our healthcare workers by including you, our Silvert’s community. How will you say Thank You to our healthcare workers?

We are giving giving $𝟮𝟱.𝟬𝟬 𝗢𝗙𝗙 on your orders just for thanking our frontline healthcare workers! All you have to do is send a picture* of yourself and/or a loved one thanking our healthcare heroes.

Need some more ideas?

Take a picture of yourself or your loved one:

  • Clapping their hands
  • Giving a thumbs up sign
  • Hold up a Thank You sign (download a template here)

To participate, please send your picture/video to 𝗽𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗼@𝘀𝗶𝗹𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘁𝘀.𝗰𝗼𝗺

*By sending your images you are giving Careismatic(silverts) permission to use these images on social media

Looking for more ideas to celebrate Nurses Week 2020?

There are many ways to honor healthcare workers for everything they do. Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate Nurses Week:

Spread awareness:

There may be many people who are not aware of Nurses Week background story. Use creative and interesting ways to tell family and friends about it.

Share a story:

Do you know a healthcare worker or a nurse in your family or friends circle? Maybe your friends know someone? Reach out to them, learn more about them and why they chose to become a nurse. Share their story and use hashtags to spread some awareness.

Creative campaigns:

If you are working from home, print out a poster and share why you appreciate the work nurses do. If you are working in the office, you can print out the posters and pin them up to involve your colleagues.

Write a note:

Share your appreciation with words. Write a few lines that could help others understand what you appreciate most about a healthcare workers role in the society. How have they helped you or your family members? Do you recall an incident where you felt a nurse helped your senior loved one feel better? Write about it and share your reflections.

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